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This page (on Sam Brown's great explodingdog site) lists links to web pages displaying red robots*. I love sites that post artwork and then ask other people to create variations on that artwork. My favorite example used to be the Digital Doodlebox, but that site is, alas, closed. Anyone know any other sites like this? *warning:self-link burried somewhere in the red-robot page.
posted by grumblebee (12 comments total)
an observation:

i've been kind of worried about Sam for a few months now. read the archives and you get a sense of whimsy, of a different view.

lately he's been putting out a lot of drawings like this.

i wonder if it speaks to something personal he may be going through. i hope not, cause it doesn't seem good.
posted by o2b at 7:52 AM on June 28, 2001

Yes, there's a site I found yesterday which made me split my sides. It gives you a variety of comic strips with empty bubbles and face expressions, and you fill them in and get them added to their site's gallery.

Go make your own!

Even though it's meant to be a kid's site.. there's some rather odd (and hilarious) entries in the gallery.
posted by wackybrit at 8:38 AM on June 28, 2001

yay robots! boy, it's getting to be like a robot is mentioned every day at mefi. do you think it's time for robots? i do.
posted by cheesebot at 8:49 AM on June 28, 2001

do you think it's time for robots? i do.

And cheese. :)
posted by iceberg273 at 9:11 AM on June 28, 2001

Oh man, you're right, Sam's drawings have been a little unsettling of late. The "HELP! my boss hates me" series was downright frightening. I dont know if he came up with the title or not but either way I hope things get better for him
posted by Laugh_track at 9:18 AM on June 28, 2001

Definitely check out Exquisite Corpse. Fun for the whole family!
posted by aeiou at 10:07 AM on June 28, 2001

wackybrit, there's a similar (and more adult) version of the cartoon thing called the toonery (by the creator of, a really fun animation site).

Maybe Sam's downturn was caused by his move to New York. I can relate.
posted by grumblebee at 10:10 AM on June 28, 2001

i love this one. Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy submarines.
posted by lotsofno at 2:47 PM on June 28, 2001

looks like sam has lately been rejected by a girl and wants to die. or not so lately rejected, and is venting just now. oh well, what are you gonna do.
posted by moz at 3:10 PM on June 28, 2001

Anyone know any other sites like this?

Gridcosm is a site where artists continually build off of each other's existing work. The format is a bit different than what you've described, but you might find it interesting anyway.
posted by jewishbuddha at 5:16 PM on June 28, 2001

moz, that's a nice way of interpreting the story. I thought I'd have a go too.

I think sam was attacked by a zombie, they had a big fight, then they both got high, and eventually the zombie had to go back to its home planet. Then, of course, sam felt lonely and went nuts.
posted by wackybrit at 6:12 PM on June 28, 2001

What happened to the LOVE??
posted by Lirp at 7:03 PM on June 28, 2001

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